WANNEROO SCIENCE FAIR
Drones, Robotics, Rockets demonstrations, Physics, Biology and Cool Chemistry Shows
Students and members of the public were invited to Wanneroo Secondary College to explore the science of Rockets and Robotics, learn about the Chemistry of Dry Ice, knit with Nitinol wire, and try their hand at fireworks. It was all part of the Wanneroo Science Fair and a celebration of National Science Week. While the weather denied our outdoor Drone demonstration, and made for a challenging Rocket demonstration by Gingin Gravity Centre, we went ahead to the awe of spectators.
There were events for all ages – from Chemical Bingo, Mine-craft, cool insect displays, body parts, mind-boggling Math games to demonstrations in crystals and mining. Amazing Physics in motion was hair raising and mind blowing. The incredible robots battled in action with help from Robotics students from Curtin University and WSC. Noa the Humanoid Robot made his first public appearance and was definitely a crowd favourite.
“The festival is a great opportunity for the community to get involved in hands-on Science,” said Dr Tash Kaur, Science Fair coordinator.
First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year saw a staggering 1.3 million people participate in over 1,500 events and activities.
In 2016, National Science Week events were held throughout Australia – from astronomy at Uluru to a science film night in the Antarctic – with everything from science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive hands-on displays, open days and online activities.
The festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government; partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC; and sponsors Cosmos, Discovery Science, New Scientist and Popular Science.
“We were very proud to have been chosen to hold this year’s Fair and are so glad to hear all the positive feedback from visiting students, teachers and members of the public.”
We would like to thank all our special guests, staff, students and visitors for making a great day celebrating all things science, from the not so obvious Food Science and photography to the obvious Biology, Physics,Chemistry and Rocket!